52nd Anniversary of the Abortion Act

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Sunday 27th October is the 52nd anniversary of the Abortion Act being passed. Since 1967 over nine million babies have lost their lives to abortion. Millions of women and men have also had to deal with the suffering which so often follows an abortion.
Please join us in praying for the end of abortion in this country on Saturday 26th October. Continue reading

Catholic Teacher Education Cardinal Winning Lecture 2019

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Dr Roisín Coll, Director of the St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education is pleased to announce that Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, will deliver the 2019 Cardinal Winning Lecture on the morning of Saturday 16th November 2019. The lecture will take place in the Bute Hall, Gilbert Scott (Main) Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. Mass will precede the lecture (09:00) and this will take place in the University Chapel. Continue reading

Homily for the Anniversary of the Dedication of St Mary’s Cathedral

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Today we keep the anniversary of the dedication of this Cathedral. It’s great to have Sunday for this. In the Gospel, Jesus clears the temple. He’s asked for a sign. He replies: ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will rebuild it.’ He was speaking, says St John, of the temple of his body. The sign was his resurrection on the third day. The sign was his victory over death. Continue reading

Homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

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Today, as usual, there are three readings. Today’s from Exodus, 1st Timothy, Luke; Moses, Paul, our Lord. Three powerful readings. With one binding theme: the mercy of God. In the Gospel, three parables: a shepherd, a woman and a father, a lost sheep, a lost coin, a lost son. The last parable with three main characters: a younger son, an older son, a father. With one binding theme: there will be joy in heaven over one repentant sinner. Continue reading